Lipstick is an essential part of most makeup routines. However, it’s important that we remember to take care of our lips. Neglecting your lips can cause dryness, cracking, or even bleeding. This is not only embarrassing but also unattractive. We’ll be sharing some tips to keep your lips soft and smooth so that you can use your favorite lipstick colours confidently.
To keep your lips soft and smooth, exfoliating them is a must. Your lips can become dull and rough, just like your skin. You can exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub or homemade scrub using honey and sugar. Use the scrub to gently rub your lips in circular motions. Rinse off with warm water. Smoother and softer lips can be achieved by exfoliating at least once a week.
Water is essential for your overall health. However, it can also keep your lips hydrated. Your lips may become dry and cracked if your body isn’t getting enough water. To keep your lips healthy and your body hydrated, aim to drink eight glasses of water per day.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
To keep your lips soft and smooth, moisturize them. Lip balms should contain nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E. This will help keep your lips soft and smooth. Lip balm should be used regularly throughout the day, particularly before going to bed and before applying lipstick.
Protect your lips from the sun
Your lips, just like your skin, can be damaged by harmful UV rays. Look for a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips. It can be used all day, even outdoors.
Take your time when removing lipstick
It is essential to remove your lipstick at night in order to maintain the health of your lips. It’s important to use gentle products. Do not use harsh makeup removers as they can strip your lips’ natural oils. Use a mild cleanser or a mousellar water instead to remove lipstick. To gently remove stubborn lipstick stains, you can use a cotton pad soaked with coconut oil.
Do not lick your lips
It’s tempting for dry lips to be licked to temporarily relieve the pain. This can make matters worse. Saliva can dry out your lips even further, leading to more dryness and cracking. For instant relief, don’t lick your lips. Instead, grab your lip balm.
Select the right lipstick formulas
Your lips’ health can be affected by the type of lipstick you use. Matte lipsticks can dry out your lips so make sure to choose formulas with moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter or jojoba oils. Lipsticks with a satin or glossy finish can be hydrating.
The bottom line is that taking care your lips is as important as taking good care of your skin. You can keep your lips softened and smooth by regularly exfoliating, moisturizing, protecting your lips from the sun, choosing the right lipstick formulations, and keeping them hydrated. You can confidently apply your favorite lipstick knowing your lips will be healthy and beautiful.